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Character of the Month (March ’19) | Queenie Goldstein

Note: This post contains spoilers from the Fantastic Beasts series. 

So, considering the UK DVD release of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald was last week and the extended edition exceeded all my expectations, it was only right that I dedicated this month’s character to someone else from one of my favourite series. With much debating, I finally decided on this character; she’s a continuous surprise.

Queenie Goldstein | Fantastic Beasts Series

fantastic-beasts-queenie-goldsteinQueenie Goldstein is a character that immediately lights up the entire room with her screen-time. Her sweet smile and sense of humour maintains a lighter perspective on the wizarding world, even during the darkest times in the story. However, Queenie character develops into a deeper character in ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ as her inner turmoil causes her to make drastic and questionable decisions. However, this only gives me more reasons to love her character; she’s human. Her desperation throughout the second film is obvious, yet so is her love and devotion towards Jacob. She doesn’t love timidly, desperate to help those in need as soon as she knows their true intentions, via legimancy. However, her intentions are usually pure, unless she’s given reason otherwise.

However, the main reason my love for Queenie Goldstein knows no bounds is the fact she’s more than ‘just another pretty face’. In ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them’ Queenie is introduced as Tina’s attractive sibling. She’s bottle blond, glowing with charm and under-dressed, yet immediately proves herself as so much more. Using her abilities to her own advantage, she repeatedly helps Newt and co. to escape trouble, while also falling for someone perceived as not particularly physically attractive. Plus, think of how successful a shared bakery would be!

Who is Queenie Goldstein?

  • A half-blood American witch and the younger sister of Tina Goldstein.
  • Was sorted into Pukwudgie house while attending Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
  • After graduation, she acquired a desk job in the Wand Permit Office within MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America)
  • An extremely accomplished Legilmens; someone with the ability to extract feelings and memories from another’s mind.
  • Lost her mother and father when she was young to Dragon Pox, leaving her and Tina to raise each other which led to a deep bond into adulthood.
  • She is noted for her beauty, being described as a “bombshell.”
  • A free-spirited, kind-hearted woman, as evidenced by her Ilvermorny Pukwudgie sorting. She’s considered to be “very brave”, unperturbed by the prejudice of her fellow wizards towards No-Majs, eventually entering a relationship with Jacob Kowalski.
  • Queenie’s love and compassion towards others induces her to join Gellert Grindelwald, convinced that while under his rule, she and others would have the freedom to love whomever they wish.

Note: Queenie Goldstein is portrayed by Alison Sudol in the Fantastic Beasts franchise. 

Queenie Goldstein Aesthetic

Favourite Quotes

Queenie: People are easiest to read when they’re hurting.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay

Newt: I think you’ll find the best wizarding school in the world is Hogwarts!
Queenie: Hogwash.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay

Queenie: (trying to cheer him up) I’ll come with you. We’ll go somewhere – we’ll go anywhere – see I ain’t never gonna find anyone like –
Jacob: (bravely) There’s loads like me.
Queenie: No… no…there’s only one like you.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay

Newt: You’re a legilimens? 
Queenie: Mmm. Yeah. But I always have trouble with your kind. Brits. It’s the accent. 
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Film

Queenie: One of us had to be brave and you were being a coward. 
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Film



4 thoughts on “Character of the Month (March ’19) | Queenie Goldstein

  1. Hurrah! Love your tribute to Queenie. The creators did a good job making her more than a “ditzy blonde”, you can tell she’s a passionate woman who wears her heart on her sleeve, has a lot of compassion and insight to offer.

    I found her turn to Grindewald rather sudden in the film, though it does make sense her character would follow her heart that strongly she’d do anything for love. I just wish we had more time with her story on-screen so that her choice would resonate with us.

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    1. Ah, I’m so happy you agree! She’s such a joy to see onscreen. Yes, I definitely agree, the first time I watched the ending I was so disappointed before trying to understand her more. Hopefully in the next film they’ll explain more about her decision. ☺️

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      1. Ditto! To be fair, Grindelwald is very persuasive. What I’m looking forward to is a scene with Queenie and Credence. I think she’d be fascinated by gazing into his mind and seeing all of his wants and desires, and having a lot of empathy for him.


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